The Joliet Junior College Annuitants' Association (JJCAA) is a chapter of the State Universities Annuitants Association (SUAA). The organization was founded to promote and protect the individual and collective interests and welfare of the JJC annuitants and their survivors by being politically proactive. Service to Joliet Junior College and the district is also promoted. JJCAA provides social events for its members and also promotes discussion and participation with other annuitant organizations in the State of Illinois.
The organization started with 68 members in 1994. Membership now exceeds 300. Membership is open to all employees and retirees of JJC who are eligible for SURS benefits, or are receiving SURS benefits. Surviving dependents who are eligible for SURS benefits and employees who are on disability and receiving SURS benefits are also eligible to join. Membership in JJCAA also includes membership in SUAA.
The purposes of this organization shall be to promote and protect the individual and collective interests and welfare of the Joliet Junior College annuitants and their survivors by being politically proactive; promote discussion and service to Joliet Junior College and the district; provide social events for the members; and promote discussion and participation with other annuitant organizations in the State of Illinois.
President's Message - Pat Asher
Greetings to All Members of JJCAA!
I hope this newsletter finds each of you in good health. The challenges are many, but with diligence and
continuous efforts, we will win!!
First, JJCAA has witnessed a huge increase in membership with forty- three
(43) new members. Thirty -seven (37) of them were identified in the 2019 Winter Newsletter. These numbers,
coupled with the sixteen (16) from 2018, brings the total to fifty-nine members. This is a great job
from the House of Delegates. I want to thank especially Linda Aguilar, Marilyn Heniff, and
Mary Ann Oetter for their efforts. However, there is still much work to be done, especially given the
number on campus who are not members as well as the decline in membership at the State level.
We will continue to make this a priority at our bi- monthly meetings. Our ability for members to
deduct the $1.85 at each pay period has been a huge success.
Read more in our latest newsletter.